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Lara Logan Biography

Birth Place:
Durban, South Africa
Reporter, journalist

Fast Facts

  • Started her journalism career at age 17, working for the Sunday Tribune in her native Durban, South Africa
  • Worked as a swimsuit model when she was in college
  • Earned a diploma in French language, culture and history from the Alliance Française in Paris
  • In 2005, suffered minor injuries while reporting from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border when the military vehicle she was in hitted a double-tank mine
  • In 2010, was awarded a duPont - Columbia University Silver Baton for her report "A Relentless Enemy
  • "Speaks English, French, Afrikaans and basic Portuguese


  • Lola Anne Burkett -- Daughter
  • Jason Siemon -- Ex-husband
  • Joseph Burkett IV -- Husband
  • Joseph Washington Burkett V -- Son